R2-D2 droid used in Star Wars films sells for $2.76m

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This 2017 photo provided by Profiles in History shows an R2-D2 droid pieced together over several years from different props used in the first five “Star Wars” movies. The droid has sold at auction for $2.6 million. |Profiles in History via AP

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An R2-D2 unit that was used in several “Star Wars” films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.

The auction house Profiles in History says the 43-inch tall unit that was compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for $2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the “Star Wars” franchise. Other items up for sale included Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber, Darth Vader’s helmet and shoulder armor, as well as Imperial and Rebel weapons.

Profiles in History had estimated the droid could fetch up to $2 million before Wednesday’s sale.

Associated Press

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